We just returned from Barcely Bavaro Beach - stayed Aug 25-30 - and had a great time! The resort was only at 60% capacity, so we had no problems switching to a different room for a better view. We originally were in building 3 - which is set back from the beach a little ways - and asked for a move to building 2 - which they did on our second day there. Beach was quite at the adults only side - which was great! We never had any issues with finding chairs - both at the pool and at the beach. We made reservations at the restaurants for each of the nights as soon as we arrived and had no problem getting in to all. The food was fabulous at all of the restaurants (except the Mexican - was not impressed with the food at this one). Our favorite was Chez Gourmet at the adult side - fabulous service from Raphael - and food was amazing!
We did the buffets for lunch each day - it was ok - found some of the food dried out or warm, but lots of variety. We did go down to the Beach Palace buffets a couple of times as well and found even more selection. The fruit was great - presentation was great - and desserts were some of the best I have had at an all-inclusive. They make them small portions, so you can try a variety - which I liked!
We also did a city tour to Higuey - 1/2 day - which was plenty. Also met the "gringo" - a Canadian guy on the beach down by the activities hut - where you can parasail, snorkel, etc. He had a great 2 hour glass bottom boat/snorkel deal for $35 per person - we will do that next trip.
One caution - bring $10/person in cash - when you arrive at the airport in Punta Cana - you have to pay a "visitors' card - and it goes much more quickly if you have cash in hand.
Definitely a great resort - would stay there again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only*****hotel is located on one of the 10 best beaches in the world, in the Punta Cana area of the Dominican Republic. This dreamy hotel has reinvented itself after a complete renovation to become an exclusive hotel for adults only. The hotel offers first class rooms 80% of which are located right on the beachfront. This makes it the most perfect place for a romantic getaway. Enjoy the exquisite range of cuisine on offer at the hotel through the Barcelo All Inclusive Programme with its Caribbean Buffet, Chez Gourmet and La Brisa restaurants; 9 a-la-carte restaurant options: Chez Gourmet (international), La Brisa (Mediterranean), El Coral (fish and seafood), Santa Fe (meat), La Dolce Vita (Italian), Mexico Lindo (Mexican), La Fuente (Spanish), Kyoto (Japanese) and La Comedie (Gourmet - additional charge except for Club Premium guests). Visit the facilities where you can find different options to fill your days: football pitch, tennis court, swimming pool, golf course, water sports, wellness centre, theatre and casino. This exclusive resort set on a virgin beach welcomes you with a cocktail, spoils you with drinks by the pool and offers you a 45 minute hydrothermal circuit, per person once during your stay. There are also 2 massage beds in the pool area (at an additional charge). Staying at this hotel also grants guests access to the facilities of the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, a hotel which shares some of its services and facilities. This hotel is one of the very few in the country that boasts the international BLUE FLAG for compliance with the standards required by the non-profit non-governmental organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Come and rediscover the marvels the Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only***** hotel has to offer! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Bavaro Beach Hotel
- Barcelo Bavaro Punta Cana
- Barcelo Bavaro Beach Punta Cana
- Bavaro Beach Hotel
- Bavaro Beach Resort
- Barcelo Punta Cana Resort
- Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort Punta Cana